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Tax Cuts for the Rich

Which Side Are You On? Inequality and the Case for Unions

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Republicans tell a tired, cynical story about all of this, insisting that union busting is, somehow, good for the economy and good for workers. It's the same old trickle down nonsense. Democrats, on the other hand, have done too little to defend unions and worker rights.

Winner Take All: Soaring Inequality in the U.S. and Why It Matters

Tim Koechlin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

For more than three decades, the U.S. has been suffering from a crisis of inequality. The Democrats have not taken this crisis seriously enough. The Republicans seem hell-bent on making it worse.

Moaning About Taxes? Read This

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Media
Jerry Lanson

Published in today's New York Times, the article by Binyamin Appelbaum and Robert Gebeloff establishes a powerful context for Democratic arguments that taxes on the wealthiest Americans must rise both for reasons of fairness and in order to sustain government.

Tom Cole Defends His Tax Heresy

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) defended his heretical position on tax cuts for the wealthy Wednesday evening on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," bu...

Obama To Veto Extension Of Tax Cuts For The Rich

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would not sign legislation that extends the current lower tax rates for the wealthiest American...

An Election Message for the Lame Duck Congress: Fair Taxes, No Cuts

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

After a hard-fought and divisive election year, it's time to rebuild America's middle class -- but to do it we need to make sure the lessons from this campaign stick.

What Happens If You Don't Vote -- A Personal Story

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As you consider whether you will go out in the last 10 minutes before the polls close to get that one last voter, remember what happened because we fell 550 votes short in Florida in 2000. Those 550 votes had enormous, historic consequences.

Studies: Rich's Bush-Era Tax Cuts Do Little To Boost Economy, Job Market

Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

Tax breaks for the super-rich might be great for the super-rich. They just don’t do much for the rest of us. Extending the Bush-era tax cuts for...

The Truth About Tax Cuts For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has found that over the past 65 years, tax cuts for the rich have not led to economic gr...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Paul Ryan Budget Plan Targeted By Progressive Academics | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive academics is hoping that a bit of wonkiness can help shape the political discourse during the presidential camp...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Bill To Preserve Middle Class Tax Cuts | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators blinked in the political standoff over how much of the Bush-era tax cuts to extend for another year and voted Wednesday to keep...

House Republicans Agree On Burdens Of The Rich

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The debate about taxing the super-rich is as pertinent and contentious as it has ever been, thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement pushing the issu...

Most Americans Say Economy Favors 'Very Small Portion Of The Rich'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Most Americans consider the country's economic structure out of whack. Sixty percent of Americans said they think the country's economic structure...

Tyler Kingkade

State Revenue Slumps Worse Than The Great Depression | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the current economic downturn is often referred to as the worst since the Great Depression, today's conditions are by some measure...

If These Gas Prices Keep Going Up, I Swear I Will Keep Paying Them

James Napoli | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I hereby declare that if the price of gasoline keeps going up, I shall have no other option but to continue paying whatever they ask for it.

Who's Carrying Whom?

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

As I've mentioned, my recent columns taking issue with economic policies advocated particularly by the right wing of the GOP have garnered a great dea...

William Alden

Tax Breaks For Rich Exceed Value Of Budget Cuts | William Alden | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Today, as Americans submit their tax returns, the wealthiest earners will each reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax savings. As...

A Town's Taxing Tax Troubles

Dave Astor | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Dave Astor

In 2010, municipal taxes in Montclair, NJ rose a whopping 9.2% -- with overall taxes (including school and county levies) increasing 5.5%. How many people do you know who received a 5.5% or 9.2% raise last year?

Obama's Tax Cut Deal May A 'Back-Door Stimulus Plan' | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mr. Obama effectively traded tax cuts for the affluent, which Republicans were demanding, for a second stimulus bill that seemed improbable a few week...

Paul Ryan's Fiction-Filled SOTU Response: Will America Buy It?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Rep. Paul Ryan's Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address was a low moment for our democracy.

Small Business Owner: Only 'Stockbrokers And Lawyers' Would Be Hit By Bush Tax Cut Expiration | Jim Puzzanghera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But President Obama and most Democrats contend that small-business owners would not be affected much because only about 3% of them earn more than $250...

Paul Krugman: Obama Didn't Fight Hard Enough Against Tax Cuts For The Rich | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

And then there's the tax-cut issue. Mr. Obama could and should be hammering Republicans for trying to hold the middle class hostage to secure tax cuts...

Modern Class Warfare Draws Slave-Era Parallels | ROBERT MCELVAINE | 1/13/11 4:39 AM EST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi seceded from the Union 150 years ago this week (Jan. 9). But the intermittent, sometimes bitter, argument over whether the Civil War was "...

Republican-Hood: Steal from the Workers; Pander to the Rich

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans want to, as they put it, 'undo' the health insurance benefits that the Affordable Care Act provides to Americans. And they're offering nothing in return to the uninsured.

New Poll Confirms Country Is Clearly Progressive

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

While they talk about cutting so-called entitlement programs in Washington, the American people have completely different priorities. Their first step to balancing the budget? Raise taxes on the rich.